17 AUGUST 1944, Page 11

Sni,—Sir Herbert Grierson, in your August nth issue, says that

Lord Vansittart's policy invites us " to throw the reins on the neck of our quite natural desire .for punishment and revenge," and again " anything like calculated revenge opens a dreadful prospect." I would ask Sir Herbert Grierson where he finds this invitation in any exposition of Lord Vansittart's policy? Would he please quote his exact reference?—Yours